AHCA Scrapped, Obamacare Remains Law of the Land

The flurry of events on Capitol Hill last Friday afternoon left many Americans struggling to make sense of what all was happening at any given moment. On March 24, 2017—amidst unofficial tallies indicating the bill would not pass, and at President Trump’s request—the House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from consideration [Read More…]

Equifax wins Technology Excellence Award at Benefitfocus One Place

Pictured: Ray August, President and Chief Operating Officer at Benefitfocus; Scott Hudson, Senior Vice President, Equifax Global Consumer Services; Annmarie Fini, Senior Vice President, Customer Success at Benefitfocus; Vince Jajuga, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances, Equifax Workforce Solutions.  Photograph courtesy of Benefitfocus.  We’re excited to announce that the Equifax Affordable Care Act Management Solution has won a 2017 [Read More…]

Trending: Immigration Enforcement Expected to Increase

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly recently issued two memos to the Department of Homeland Security workforce that provide further direction to implement President Trump’s recent executive orders on border security and enforcement of immigration laws. The memos call for 5,000 additional border patrol agents and 10,000 new ICE officials to handle increased enforcement of existing [Read More…]

Changing the Game: Enterprise Alliances Nabs the 2017 Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals Alliance Program Excellence Award

At the recent Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) Global Alliance Summit, Equifax was awarded the prestigious 2017 Alliance Program Excellence Award – quite a feat for the company since it was the first organization of its type to be recognized for this award as well the Equifax team who built the program from the [Read More…]

March 2017 Briefly: An Unemployment Case Analysis

Background The claimant left voluntarily when she believed she had been discharged. She was allowed benefits upon a finding that she was separated for no disqualifying reason.  The employer appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence:  The employer testified that the claimant, a retail shift [Read More…]

State Unemployment Tax Savings Opportunities in New York

New York offers employers the opportunity to reduce 2017 state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax costs.  This may be accomplished through: Forming a Joint Account.  A NY joint account combines two or more of your SUI tax accounts to achieve a lower overall tax cost for 2017. Making a Voluntary Tax Contribution.  A NY voluntary contribution [Read More…]

Equifax Workforce Solutions Discusses What’s on the Horizon for ACA on HRExaminer Radio

Equifax Workforce Solutions Discusses What’s on the Horizon for ACA on HRExaminer Radio Kristin Lewis, Senior Director of Product Management for Equifax, recently joined John Sumser, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HRExaminer, to talk about a topic that has many employers scratching their heads: the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During this podcast Lewis [Read More…]

Approve More Business Customers

How machine-learning technology can provide insights that drive growth with less risk Soaring increases in computing volume and available data are transforming how financial institutions use and apply risk-based analytics. Traditional logistic regression models [think: everyone above the line is approved and everyone below is declined] are giving way to progressive, non-linear neural networks that [Read More…]

Disrupting the Global Market with Equifax Ignite

Equifax today announced the global launch of its powerful analytics portfolio, Equifax Ignite™. Available now in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and in Australia in the fall, Equifax Ignite challenges the traditional “one size fits all approach” with an innovative suite of solutions that provides fast, configurable and actionable data to solve our clients’ most [Read More…]

What’s the big secret? Neural networks decoded.

Advanced analytics, machine learning and logistical regression – traditional methods used to calculate credit scores today. Enter deep neural networks, the mysterious black box that was once thought uninterpretable. While modern techniques such as this promise more accurate results, the challenge was in interpreting the results in order to maintain regulatory compliance. In a recent [Read More…]